Friday, August 28th, 2009

Outrageous Super Yachts


New Book Highlights Superyachts of the Rich and Famous

In the 1950s and 60s, yachts such as Aristotle Onassis’ 99 metre yacht Christina were an exclusive indulgence – playgrounds for the rich, famous, heads of state and royalty. Today, fabulous yachts continue to be the definitive way for owners to display their wealth, power and good taste and they just keep getting bigger!

Some of them are truly outrageous and a new book Called Outrageous Yachts from three expert writers is about to be published on September 4th and will showcases 19 of them.

Each of the yachts, is toured from stem to stern, and editors Jill Bobrow, Kenny Wooton and Dana Jinkins provide information on their builders and editors designers. Ranging in size from a relatively modest 42 to an incredible 129 metres, the yachts covered include the rebuilt Christina O, Larry Ellison’s Rising Sun, Roman Abramovich’s Pelorus, Maltese Falcon, built for Tom Perkins. Others include the superfast Predator, the sedately Hyperion and the horrendous Sea Force One.

A chapter on chartering cruising aboard these superyachts in the Grenadines, French Polynesia and Antarctica gives a tantalising glimpse into an amazing alternative kind of holiday.

Outrageous Yachts will be published by Adlard Coles Nautical an imprint of A&C Black, and is priced at £40.00. The lavish volume looks as if it will be irresistible to anyone who interested in superyachts and just as soon as I get my copy I will tell you more about it.

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